“I am absolutely scared shitless of horror films,” he said on Sway in the Morning at around the 24:55 minute mark. “Besides my name being Jason, I want nothing to do with horror films. I’m scared to death, I hate horror films.”
He explained that he had a bad experience watching them as a kid since he didn’t have any siblings. “I’m an only child so I grew up by myself. I would be at my cousins’ cribs or we’d go to the movies and I gotta go home alone. They got siblings, they good.”
He added, “I’m in there I’m seeing Michael Myers, and hearing the closets are shaking, my mom don’t come home ’til 12. I had one of them kind of bad experiences with scary movies.”
In order to watch horror movies, he’s had to come up with some new tactics. He now either watches them on mute or plays a different soundtrack to switch up the vibe.
“Once I was able to get them out of my mind, but now the cool thing with a horror flick, if you turn the sound off, it’s really a comedy,” he told Sway. “Turn the music off it’s not scary you can put your own soundtrack to it and it really won’t affect you too much.”
He continued, “Them eerie horn pianos and strings and all of that stuff really stays with you. I ain’t a fan of horror flicks.”
While he could care less about watching movies of that genre, he and Fabolous did release the joint project Friday on Elm Street in 2017, inspired by villains Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. The album opened at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and boasted features from Styles P, French Montana, Teyana Taylor, Swizz Beatz, and Future, among others.
Watch Jadakiss’ entire interview up top.